Best way to re- animate dead white hands is to get them under a warm tap ASAP. THere are now quite good heated insoles available for ski boots etc, and the same company are doing gloves and socks, which I've never tried.
RicF- that sounds like a different problem- there is definately a condition where muscles become stiffer and more slow to respond in cold conditions, can't recall the details- only thing to do is to warm upwell, and avoid cold conditions if you are affected.
Retreated to the safety ( and tedium) of the tready for today's 12 miler. The TV on the tready is broken, so watched the screen showing various routes through new zealand, USA and europe trail routes, and actually the 2 hours or so passed fairly painlessly- the main advantage of these "routes" set on the tready is that they incline varies almost constantly, so better for the legs than unchanging ploddage.
Quite a discrepancy between my Fenix, and the tready- presuably the tready is more accurate, and I have noidea how the Fenix decides how far you are running when you are stationary.
Away to Italy on tuesday, so no choice but to do tuesday's LT 10 w 5@ HMP tomorrow, or I'll not get through it all. Hope I can get outdoors!
Be careful out there if you are affected by Imogen!
I thought I was the oldest there for a minute0 thank god for NE- my ultra last april was my 50 th birthday present, and my first marathon was "I have to do this before I turn 40, or I never will!".
Knackered today after on call activities kept me up til nearly 3am, and still on duty- so running today was recovery on a tready, (I'm in the recovery week anyway), so 12 miler tomorrow after my oncall finishes- hopingthe weather is better than forecast , so I can get out onto trail, rather than along the canal, as I did a flat canal- side MP run last weekend.
Enjoy the wedding slowkoala- I'm not sure I see the point of having a big "do" if you decide to get hitched after 20years, although the legality of the status has certain advantages, I think (have tried to persuade my my other half of this, but he doesn't see it).
Yup- a 10 miler used to wipe me out for the whole day- that was about 10 years ago, now I'm OK with anything less than about 20 miles, the difference is just experience of running longer and longer distances.
Just take the increase in distances slowly. It should ease up in time.
I'm not sure that pure sugar as fuel will help that adaptation take place- try something more like food- I use clif bars or flapjack pieces, cut in half on my longer runs ( over 2 hours) and virtually never use gels or sweets alone.